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The Way Ahead

The Way Ahead outlines RIBA’s new Education and Professional Development Framework. It signifies a new direction for architectural education and continuing professional development, with a greater emphasis on health and life safety, the climate emergency and professional ethics.

Architects and architecture students need the knowledge, skills and experience required to respond to the challenges facing our world, society and profession.

The Way Ahead outlines RIBA’s new Education and Professional Development Framework. The framework signifies a new direction for architectural education and continuing professional development, with a greater emphasis on health and life safety, the climate emergency and professional ethics.

For the first time the RIBA has developed a single standard covering pre and post registration education and professional development. Key components of the new framework include education themes and values, mandatory competences, career role levels, core CPD curriculum, specialisms and accreditation.

The Education and Professional Development Framework will be phased in over two years, beginning from 2021. The Way Ahead, which outlines the changes, gives advance notice of these developments to schools of architecture, CPD providers, practices and members so they can implement and respond.

After engaging with members and collecting feedback, we will be looking at how we can best implement the framework over the next two years. We will also consider if any further adjustments need to be made to the framework, to make its implementation effective and achieve the aspirations set out in The Way Ahead.

If you have any questions, please contact info@riba.org.

The Way Ahead
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